Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A Gift a Day Gift Fifteen: A Counting Book
So, when I ran across the panel project at the thrift store I snatched it up. I love the overstuffed books as they can be used as...well as books (stater of the obvious I know *laugh*), to help foster a love of reading in a young child, but can also be abused without side effects.
This is a simple counting book that goes from one to ten and features baby animals, so I figured this would be a good panel project to get (as we end up with a lot of babies being born in the family it seems).
For the batting for this I used a mixture of different fleece remnants I had, primarily red, which gave the pages a bit of a pink/fleshy tint to them, but it worked out okay :).
But man, can I say that this was one of the worst printed panel projects I've ever done? The directions weren't great by any stretch, none of the lines lined up right so some of the pages got cut off at the very edge, it required a 1/8th seam allowance which is small for a project like this and the middle lines were printed so badly that nothing would have worked if I had sewed on the line (the pages would have been horribly misaligned) so I had to figure out a new line and just figure that the lines would look off with not a whole lot to be done about it. And it still ended up coming out a bit off, but at least it's a lot better than it was.
Total Cost of Gift: 1.00 for the panel.
Total Time to Make Gift: About three hours as I fought with the pattern to make the book look okay.